How to Finance Your MBA: Top Tips

The best time to start planning your financing is before you apply to business school. After all, you’re committing to one of the biggest financial investments you’re likely to make at the same time you forego an annual salary. If cost is one of your key considerations, the good news is that there’s a vast array of financing options to make it all possible. But … [ Read more ]

How to Score MBA Scholarships

Follow these guidelines to help snag merit-based aid and make your MBA a little less expensive.

10 Professional Groups That Offer Business School Scholarships

Business school scholarships are available from a variety of sources. One of first places to look is professional groups or associations. These organizations are in business to support and guide people who work and want to work in a specific profession.

Does Working Before B-School Cost Grads $112,000?

Is the admissions strategy followed by the world’s most elite business schools cheating MBAs out of a small fortune?

Have B-Schools become debtors’ prisons?

MBA grads are shouldering record levels of debt as tuition rates head skyward, making the degree a risky investment that’s not often approached with caution or restraint.

The $20 million MBA draft

Every year, admissions officials from top MBA programs across the country gather in a St. Louis hotel to dole out millions in funds from the single largest MBA scholarship fund in the world.

How to Go to Business School for Free

Getting a free ride at business school takes a bit of work and planning. Here are some tips to give it your best shot.

How to Pay for an MBA

Business school is a costly investment. Here are some tips on how to make it more manageable.

How to Bear Those B-School Bills

It’s best to start planning before you even apply. Oh, and be ready for the shock of returning to a frugal, undergrad lifestyle

Footing the Bill for B-School

Three experts offer some sound advice on negotiating the complicated process of financing that costly MBA education

MBA LOANS (Sallie Mae)

Sallie Mae’s MBA LOANS Program is America’s lowest-cost, most convenient, and most accessible program to help you finance your graduate business education. It’s the only loan program sponsored by the Graduate Management Admission Council®.

With MBA LOANS you can finance the entire cost of your graduate business education by combining a Federal Stafford Loan with the private Business Education LoanSM (previously called the Tuition Loan ProgramSM). … [ Read more ]

FAFSA Online

A complete guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Access Group

“Access Group, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to education through affordable financing and related services. In addition to providing private and federal loans to graduate and professional school students, we also offer a variety of debt management materials and software, a need analysis service, and a host of online services for schools and students.”

FinAid Page – The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This award-winning site has grown into the most comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid on the web.

The New York Daily News called FinAid “the hottest site on the Internet for financial aid tips.” It is “the best place to begin a search” according to the Chicago Sun-Times, and “the grand-daddy … [ Read more ]

Funding Your Education

Funding Your Education, an introductory publication for students not yet enrolled in a postsecondary school, provides general information about the U.S. Department of Education’s federal student financial aid programs and how to apply for them.

Scholarships.com

“The mission of Scholarships.com is to assist students in obtaining scholarship awards for college and help in exploring the many financial aid opportunities available to students as well as parents. We provide information and resources necessary to discover the many local, state and national scholarship and grant opportunities available, in addition to the many Federal and private loan options for funding a college education.”

Grad Loans – The Student Loan Network

“GradLoans.com is part of the Student Loan Network – your online guide to student loans and affiliated with American Express Education Loans. We will walk you through the entire loan process, from completing the FAFSA form (including explaining what FAFSA stands for – Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to application through receiving your check. Hopefully, all your questions will be answered here.”

Student Guide

An online version of the United States Department of Education’s publication detailing what is available from the variety of federal student assistance programs.

Financial Aid

This site from America’s Learning Exchange offers the Financial Aid Advisor to help determine what forms of aid the user is qualified for as well as providing links to government resources, calculator and estimators, and tax credits and deductions.